Colorado Rights Blog


  • Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke at the marriage equality rally on March 3rd

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

Statement of ACLU of Colorado Legal Director Mark Silverstein on the Colorado Supreme Court’s Decision to Consider School Voucher Case

“The ACLU of Colorado is encouraged by the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Douglas County school voucher case, and we look forward to arguing before the court that it must strike down the school district’s misguided funding scheme, which compels taxpayers to subsidize religious education in clear violation of the state constitution.

“The Colorado Constitution clearly prohibits the use of public funds to subsidize religious institutions, but that is exactly what the Douglas County School District’s so-called ‘Choice Scholarship Program’ attempts to do.  Parents are free to send their children to religious schools, but Colorado taxpayers should not be forced to pay for it.

“We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will end this misguided and unconstitutional diversion of taxpayer dollars before it is adopted by other districts around the state.”

For additional background, read: Civil Liberties Groups ask Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Douglas County Voucher Case.

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